THE six contestants taking part in the Week on Wheels contest in a 4x4 vehicle in Huddersfield have failed their first challenge.

The contestants, who include two from Huddersfield, are crammed into a Suzuki Grand Vitara in the middle of the Kingsgate shopping centre 24 hours a day for up to a week in their bid to win a new Suzuki Ignis.

The competition is run by Pulse radio station, which has parked the vehicle in Kingsgate for the week.

"Until now they've all been quite happy and got along with each other," said Pulse programme controller Simon Walkington.

"But things may change now they have failed the first challenge."

Tony Boyers, 43, a self- employed joiner from Taylor Hill, and Tina Hanley, 34, an assembler at Holsets, from Sheepridge, are among the six contestants.

The challenge involved a quiz about capital cities. Had they won they have been given some board games to keep them entertained.

It was the first of a number of challenges. They are set every two hours from 8am until 7pm.

This afternoon, the first contestant was being voted off, Big Brother style.

The voting was being based on how well they present themselves on the radio and how well they do in the challenges.